Golden Plains Transport Connections Study

Golden Plains Shire Council is developing the Golden Plains Transport Connections Study to understand current and future transport needs in the Shire.


The Golden Plains Transport Connections Study will help identify current and future transport needs in Golden Plains Shire. The study will inform the future design of Council’s community transport services to ensure that new services increase connectivity and contribute towards a network of accessible locations. It will also provide evidence-based data to support Council as it advocates for greater transport connections in the Shire.

The Transport Connections Study follows the recent Golden Plains Community Bus trial, which ran from July to December 2021, with data and feedback from service users and residents to be included in the study.

The study will include research and engagement with key stakeholders, alongside community feedback to report on the existing and potential transport services, user demographics, journey purpose, costs, key barriers and how services are promoted.

Engagement Update

Council sought feedback from all community members on their current transport needs, the transport services currently available and the barriers that may impact them accessing these services. 

Community members were invited to complete the Golden Plains Transport Connections survey and participate in a Golden Plains Transport Connections workshop during the engagement period from Wednesday 16 March to Thursday 5 May, 2022. 

Thank you to the community members who had their say during this period. 

What Happens Next

Council will now undertake focus groups and one-on-one interviews to contribute to the Golden Plains Transport Connections Study. 

Community members interested in taking part in a one-time focus group to help improve transport options in Golden Plains Shire can contact Council’s Social Support team at 5220 7111 or [email protected] 

Following the completion of focus groups and one-on-one interviews, all feedback received as part of the study will be reviewed and collated. The Golden Plains Transport Connections Study Report will be presented to Council for endorsement later this year. 

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